On Wednesday I shared some pix of a manila file folder I made - scroll down to next post if you missed it. Today I wanted to share another folder, using the same stencil but in a different way, to make the reverse image of the same folder.
I started with a plain manila file folder and did a brayer painted background on the whole folder (just the outside).
I traced, and traced, and traced, and then cut out each pod - I needed 24 full pods and several partial pods to fill the front of the folder....
Then it was time to collage them all in place - matte medium was my best friend (I ran out of my favorite Glue 'N' Seal, but had some Golden matte medium in reserve and it worked beautifully.
Once all the pods were in place, I used my Stabilo All pencil (black) to outline each pod, and then traced over the outlines with a detail waterbrush to give some shadows and the look of dimension.
Here is the finished result and some close ups...
I see some more file folders in my future! Thanks to my friend Patti Parrish for the inspiration! Click HERE to see Patti's folders on her blog, Inky Obsessions.
Have a great weekend! I hope to be back next week with more to share!